Compare What is it? Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
The SignalVault is a credit & debit card protector designed to protect your new RFID enabled credit/debit cards from hackers and identity thieves by making your information invisible to hackers.
The ID Stronghold Secure Sleeve is a credit card wallet designed to help you keep your identity safe by protect you from payment fraud and identity theft.
Compare How does it work? Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
SignalVaults uses E-Field Technology designed to make your information invisible to hackers.
Just place one credit card or ID card in the sleeve and the Secure Sleeve is designed to shield all contactless credit cards, drivers’ licenses, ISO 14443A/B and EPC Gen1/Gen2 contactless smart cards and any other contactless card that operates at 13.56 Mhz and above. The shielding technology blocks radio waves by creating a Faraday cage and prevents scanners from reading the chip inside your cards and passport.
Compare How to use it? Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
Simply install two SignalVaults in your wallet and our E-Field Technology will ensure your information remains invisible to hackers.
ID Stronghold Secure Sleeves will hold one credit card or ID card each. The sleeve is slim enough so you can put your shielded card back in your wallet where you normally keep it.
Compare Technology: Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
The SignalVault uses E-Field Technology to protect your cards from Crowd Hacking, making your credit cards, debit cards and personal information invisible to identity thieves and hackers.
ID Stronghold Secure Sleeve uses a shielding technology that blocks radio waves by creating a Faraday cage and prevents scanners from reading the chip inside your cards and passport.
Compare Lab tests: Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
On 01 November 2014, Qualtest, Inc. conducted a radio-frequency identification jamming test on one (1) signal vault P/N SV.V2-1Signal Vault V.2 Card Protector and One (1) Signal Vault P/N SV.V1 Card Protector. Testing was conducted in accordance with the Signal Vault RFID test procedures and parameters for the single vault credit and debit card protector and signal vault prototype version 2, dated 2014-10-29.
Testing commenced by ensuring that the RFID reader was working properly by energizing the reader and scanning the test credit card with it. Once the RFID’s proper operation was established, the Signal Vault V1 Card Protector was placed @cm from the back of the RFID with the test credit card placed on top of the protector.
If the RFID failed to scan the credit card, the Card Protector passed the test. This procedure was repeated for the front side of the RFID and then both tests were performed in the same manner for the Single Vault V.2. after these scans had been completed both the Card Protectors were subjected to the E-Field creation test. With the Card Protector 2cm from the RFID, the test credit card was moved in front of, and then behind the Card Protector to determine whether or not the card protector E-field could jam the RFID reading. Test results indicated that both Card protector E-Fields blocked the RFID reading.
Compare How long does it last? Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
The SingleVault lasts five years.
Does it require batteries? Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
The SingleVault protects your new RFID enabled credit/debit cards from hackers & identity thieves by making your information invisible to hackers without batteries, charging or activation.
Compare Dimensions: Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
The 5 Credit Card Protector Sleeves dimension is: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ and the 2 Passport Sleeves dimensions are: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″.
Compare Material: Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
Secure Sleeves are made of a durable Tyvek exterior combined with shielding material on the inside.
Compare Price: Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
The 2-Pack SignalVault is priced at $17.95.
The Identity Stronghold Secure Sleeve is priced at $19.99.
Compare REVIEWS: Signal Vault vs ID Stronghold
Signal Vault REVIEW
Signal Vault doesn’t offer any protection you need. Only RFID cards can be scanned without contact, so unless you own cards like PayWave, ExpressPay or PayPass, you are totally vulnerable.
If you are using new credit cards with chips that bear physical contact that can be read, beware, as Signal Vault is outdated and completely ineffective from protecting you.
The trend of switching over from RF credit cards to the kind with visible contacts is catching on. Actually, you don’t need shields or scramblers like Signal Vault to protect those cards as they actually work only by direct contact. If your credit card has visible contacts, you really don’t need a Signal Vault. Banks send cards with visible contacts because they want to protect you from the RF issue.
ID Stronghold Review
The inside of the ID Stronghold sleeve has a sliver coating that attaches itself to cards like paint. It would have been better if the coating was on the outside of the sleeve so it would not damage both sides of a credit card, bank card or any other type of card.
ID Stronghold is very cheaply made. Waving the “protected” ID past the reader scanned and unlocked the door therefore you cannot trust your credit cards with the ID Stronghold sleeve.
The ID Stronghold passport size sleeves would never fit in a wallet. They were large passport sleeves.
The paper crinkles pretty quickly and can get torn very easily. You may need to put scotch tape all over front, back, bottom and top, to try and re-enforce it.
The problem is that the ID Stronghold envelopes are very flimsy and after several removals and insertions start to fall apart at the edges. Not what you expect in terms of quality, ID Stronghold sleeves are very thin and fall apart very fast.
The ID Stronghold sleeve wears out so fast that it is hard to remove the card and possibly rips open at the sleeve seams.
The drawback of the ID Stronghold sleeve is that they wear down after several uses. It is a bit expensive for tin foil.
ID Stronghold may not be durable as is it is simply paper with a lining. All together it doesn’t add up to long term use.
ID Stronghold breaks easily. It is not a long lasting product if you are expecting better tear strength paper, it tears and comes apart quite easily.
The idea is great, but not very easy to use every day. It is not easy to get the cards in and out of the ID Stronghold sleeve and the sleeve tends to fold down easily.
ID Stronghold sleeves are the perfect size but the outside material should have been thicker and not paper.